Cardiac diverticulum


A rare congenital heart malformation involving the outpouching (diverticulum) of a ventricle which can affect heart function to varying degrees depending on the size and location of the defect.


* Asymptomatic * Heart failure * Rapid heart rate * Chest pain


Because lacuna magna, anterior urethral valves, congenital urethral polyps, and Cowper duct cysts present with quite similar complaints, careful consideration of these urethral anomalies, along with a complete physical examination and appropriate imaging studies, are required to reach the correct diagnosis.